Gira visits Jeramie to ask how he’s doing. Jeramie says he’s experienced a lot in the last 2000 years. But this time, he now has people who worry about him, his friends. He knows he’ll be fine. Gira says he will make sure he will live to see the day where human and Bugnarak can live in peace.
Just then, Sanagims bring in a man who they found passed out in the cold mountains.
Meanwhile, Rita is in Ishabana to pick up necklace she asked Hymeno to have repaired. It is a symbol of royalty that had been given to her by the previous king of Gokkan, Karasu. Before Rita leaves, Hymeno asks her to stay for some afternoon tea. Rita reluctantly accepts the invitation.
Hymeno asks Rita why she hides her eye. But sensing it is an uncomfortable question, Hymeno apologizes and instead tells Rita to ask a question of her. Rita wants to know what Hymeno is doing about Moffun scalpers. But Hymeno is actually not doing anything since she doesn’t even know what Rita is talking about.
Rita is very passionate about wanting scalpers to suffer and talks so much that she coughs and needs more tea. Hymeno is amused that Rita can actually be very chatty when she wants. Hymeno remarks that Rita is “taselles mirullia da’pago” which is an Ishabanian saying basically saying “I’ll take you to hell with me.”
Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious person is walking the waters of Ishabana, freezing everything in sight. They hurry outside and Rita is shocked to see the mysterious person is King Karasu.
Hymeno whips into action when Karasu shoots snow at them. But Rita walks straight toward Karasu, asking what is the meaning of this. Rita grabs Karasu, which then begins to freeze Rita’s body.
When the wind blows the hair out of Rita’s face, revealing her frozen eye, Karasu snaps out of her stupor. The ice and snow disappear, but Karasu collapses to the ground as she says sorry to Rita.
Rita runs over to Karasu and they hurry her to be treated. Hymeno wants to know what is going on here. Rita explains the origin of her frozen eye.
Karasu told Rita about the secret power to imprison anyone in ice. This is so they can seal away anyone who cannot be judged by the law. But the one casting that judgment will also be sealed away. Karasu asked Rita not to tell anyone about this and how the color of her eye is a sign the person has a talent for the power.
Karasu hoped no one, especially Rita, would ever have to use it. But Karasu had arrested the one behind the Wrath of God™. And unable to explain the culprit’s control of the Shugods within the law, Karasu made the decision to use the power to seal them away.
Unfortunately, they cannot ask Karasu what has happened as she is pronounced dead. In fact, it appears she has been dead for a few days.
Just then, Gira and Jeramie arrive with the collapsed person. But when Hymeno comes to check on him, she is shocked by what she sees.
Hymeno says this man is the one responsible for the Wrath of God™. Hymeno orders the palace be immediately evacuated as she points her sword right at this person’s face. She demands to know why he killed her parents. But the man passively mocks his role in the genocide.
The man shushes her and says he couldn’t possibly remember who he’s killed before. He introduces himself as Gurodi Leucodium.
Watching from his room, Dagded has no idea who Gurodi is. But Kamejim points out that there’s only been four out of five jesters with him for a while now. Gurodi is #5 and Kamejim took it upon himself to release him from his imprisonment.
Kamejim told Gurodi to exterminate humans. But unlike the past, Kamejim says Gurodi must kill every single one of them. Kamejim is also the one who killed Karasu when she awakened from the seal.
Gurodi summons dead Sanagims who he says move on a natural instinct to kill people rather then he controlling them. That’s what Gurodi did with the dead Karasu.
Rita declares the death penalty for Gurodi. But two of the dead Sanagims open fire, double-killing their fellow Bugnarak as well as Gurodi.
Yanma and Kaguragi arrive as Hymeno checks on Gurodi. But he is very much alive. He uses his scythe to slash at all the Ohgers and explains that he cannot die. As much as he loves the dead, death does not love him.
Gurodi tells all of them to die so he can wake them up and they go kill more people. He shushes an enraged Hymeno and they are all shocked to hear a swarm of ShuGods come flying into Ishabana. Another Wrath of God™!
The Ohgers henshin and take on more dead Sanagims. Gurodi says the Wrath of God™ will end when they kill him. But of course, he cannot die.
One wave from his scythe and the Ohgers are forced to dehenshin. The ShuGods hover above them. But Rita remembers Karasu’s words.
Rita decides to use the secret power. Gurodi recognizes it and Rita is resolved to end this by sacrificing herself. Taselles mirullia da’pago.
As Rita finishes the frozen sealant, she gets a hug from Moffun. But actually it is Hymeno. Hymeno is able to pull Rita away, stopping the sealing. The ice and snow that had formed in Ishabana because of the sealing process kills the ShuGod swarm.
Hymeno says Gurodi took her parents from her. She will not let him take her friend Rita as well. Hymeno is sure they can defeat this evil man.
Just then, Mama Brasieri appears out of nowhere. She first kicks Gurodi out of the way, then knocks the Ohgers to the ground.
Mama Brasieri hugs her shocked son and says she needs his help.
After a few weeks of great episodes with “normal” pacing, we’re back to stuffing in as much as we can into one. Lol
That’s fine. I understand King-Ohger does not move at a Gokkan pace. (Glacial pace? Gokkan is all ice and frozen things? lol never mind)
Anyway, this episode was another one of those overwhelming expository info dumps. Everything was great story. I just prefer getting my good story in bite-sized portions rather than all at once like this. lol
It figures that they would again lump both Hymeno and Rita’s stories together into one episode rather than give each of them their own spotlight. Hmph.
But not only that, they also had to include other stuff as well. Can’t even give the two ladies their own episode, let alone one for each of them.🙄
Lol Anyway, this episode was a good example of probably my one annoyance with the season. It all just felt so abrupt instead of feeling like well-earned and well-anticipated(?)/well-prepared(?)/well-built up climactic moments.
Obviously Karasu’s appearance is directly connected to Gurodi’s awakening. But something about just bluntly revealing Gurodi’s identity and his part in the Wrath of God™ makes it feel so underwhelming when it should be anything but.
Hymeno coming face to face with the man who supposedly killed her parents as well as most of the human race of Chikyuu should be a huge moment. Not just in a quick “Gotcha!” kind of way like they did here.
Having just come off some incredibly emotional and winning episodes, this episode in contrast feels lesser than. If only because it takes some legitimately great ideas and rushes through them. Like quickly heating the yummy ideas for two minutes in a microwave instead of letting it simmer on the stove or slowly sizzle on the grill.
If that makes sense. Hehehe.
Then the final scene with Mama Brasieri. Jeramie has become my favorite character, especially after last week. So his mama popping up, while also abrupt and out of nowhere, still took all the wind out of everything else that happened and was revealed in the episode.
I dunno. It’s really just me wanting to savor all these great ideas rather than just having a quick sweet snack.
Out of Studio Locations of the Week
What’s with all these food metaphors?! Lol
Anyway, again, the most delicious part of the episode was seeing them out of the studio of course! Yum! I want more helpings of Out of Studio Locations please!